Obituaries
— Class of 1992

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Mar, 2019

Edward D. Preston ’92, of Winchester, Mass.; Nov. 17, of pancreatic cancer. He was the first CEO of The Achievement Network, a nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap through data-driven instruction. He grew the organization from serving seven to serving more than 260 schools, while winning several awards for innovation. His career also included executive positions at Education First, Care.com, and the Decision Resources Group. Earlier he was the founding director of the Cincinnati chapter of Summer Bridge, now known as Breakthrough, to address inequities in education. In 2014 he was named a Fellow of the Pahara and Aspen Institute for his impactful work in education and consulting. Active in his community, he was a founding director and board chair for the Edward W. Brooke Charter School and an active member of the Smugglers Notch Ski and Snowboard Club. He enjoyed skiing, mountain biking and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Beth; three children; his parents; a sister; and nieces and nephews.

 

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